gnomes of Zurich

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gnomes of Zurich

Swiss financiers or bankers, regarded as having sinister influence. derogatory
This phrase stems from a remark made by the British politician Harold Wilson in a speech in 1956 : ‘all the little gnomes in Zurich…about whom we keep on hearing’.
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